Your True Colors Are Beautiful

We know some of you aren t big fans or the color orange, but we admire the way you ve all stuck with it (that recent flirtation with what s normally the secondary color on the uniform notwithstanding). That s as it should be: if your team has a color you stick with it. You wouldn t wear a yellow jacket with the CPTC logo any more than you d wear a green hat with the Red Sox logo on it. Seriously, even if you re hot, it still makes you look like a tool. But too many people refuse…

And You Thought We Had Nothing More To Say About The Marathon

The Times reports that running a marathon may actually be bad for your heart. As always, having a pre-existing heart condition plays a major role, as does undertraining (under 35 miles per week in the study they cite). (The Gray Lady also reports that carrying an overly heavy bag can cause back pain, a concept that is to so self-evident we re surprised that even the Styles section would bother with it.) Of course, all our members train properly (right?), but we know that some non-members read this page (and complain just as much as the orange folks when we…

Nike Outfits

We are excited to offer the whole team the royal BLUE rainsuit, tights and speedsuit at discounted prices. These prices include CPTC logo and taxes. If you wish to purchase any of these items you MUST email Margot Sheehan at margot@blarg.net with the item and size by Wednesday, December 6. It is expected that the items will be available for pick-up before the end of the year. Payment will be due then. Note: The rainsuit and tights are *UNISEX* sizes and tend to run “big”. RAIN JACKET – $45 Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL all women should order extra…

The Big Tuna

You may or may not be a football fan, but you can still learn something about competing from this New York Times article on Bill Parcells. He has great insights into how bad your opponent may be hurting as well as how he knows when you have mentally quit.

Don t Worry, This Has Nothing To Do With Those Math Questions You Always Got Wrong In High School

Looking for a great Off Broadway show over the next month? Check out "Two Trains Running" starring our own Bad Bad Leon Brown. The play was written by two-time Pulitzer winner August Wilson and it is powerful, funny, warm and touching says John Affleck, who saw it last weekend and gives it five stars (out of five, of course). Tickets are a little hard to come by, partly because Time Warner has underwritten the show and the cost is just $15, so it is sold out until after New Year s (when the price appears goes up, though some $15…

Recommendation Number 1: Don t Waste Money on Those Consultants

The London Olympic Committe has raised the estimated cost of building the necessary sports facilities by about 40%, from 2.4 billion pounds to 3.3 billion pounds ($6.26 billion). That includes “a 400 million pound fee that will be paid to consultants responsible for making sure costs come in on budget.”